Apps/Flashcards for learning about trickier butterflies?

bernergrrl(z5 IL)December 29, 2013

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew if there were any apps out there that not only are an ID guide (like the Audubon one) but would also quiz you. What got me started was a birding app that quizzes you about songs, and I thought it would be great if there were one about butterflies. Did a quick check but I couldn't find anything.

Did find this on NABA Washington chapter's site though. The powerpoint quiz is fun, even though all the butterflies don't apply to here in IL. They also have a basic set of flashcards too.

So, I'm looking for something like that.

I would love to be quick about identifying most skippers/elfins/whites/sulphurs/blues/small frits in case I ever run into one out of the ordinary while I'm out and about.

If all else fails, I'll make my own set of old school flashcards. :)


Here is a link that might be useful: Washington NABA chapter

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    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 7:04PM
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bernergrrl(z5 IL)

Thanks so much! Those look great!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 8:32PM
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Oh how exciting!
I know id remember them easier with those tools.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 9:49PM
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What birding app do you have? It sounds interesting.


    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 6:43PM
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bernergrrl(z5 IL)

I got the Larkwire; it was also on sale when I got it. :)

Link below to a review of different apps:

Here is a link that might be useful: Apps review

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 9:12PM
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Thanks a lot!


    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 8:45PM
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There are many, many people who love to watch butterflies as they flit through the air slowly and gracefully. If you never have, you certainly should! Butterflies provide beauty in an often ugly world. They give us insight into the world of nature and how wonderful and complex it is. But the butterfly is much more than that.
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B. Plant the âÂÂButterfly Host Plantsâ to lay their eggs on.
C. You can add some butterfly garden accessories like a Butterfly House, which has slots the ideal size for keeping birds out while giving butterflies protection from the wind and weather, and are beautiful garden decorations. You could offer an additional nectar source close by to supplement your flowers.
D. Once you have designed and started your butterfly garden, you can be proud that you have made a habitat for butterflies in your own yard, which helps with the conservation of the many species of quickly disappearing butterflies today. You will certainly want to place your favorite outdoor furniture near so that you can enjoy all of your visitors day after day.

Here is a link that might be useful: Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 11:38PM
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